ABA Law Student Division
January 2010 News and Update


Visit the New ABA Job Board

Economic Recovery Resources

Find the latest information from the ABA on how to get through the economic downturn. Our Economic Recovery Resources portal contains resources and tips on a variety of topics from job searching, to practice management, to professional development and more. Tell me more

 

Don't Risk Losing the Valuable Privileges of ABA Law Student Division Membership

The Clock is Ticking ...
Are Your Dues Current?

Law Students who have not paid their 2010-2011 ABA Law Student Division dues in full by February 10 will loose their privileges of ABA Membership. To bring your dues up to date, visit MyABA or contact the ABA Service Center at 800.285.2221 for assistance.

Licensed law professionals pay up to $400 a year for the valuable benefits of ABA membership. As a law student, your dues are substantially reduced at only $25 and if you enroll and pre-pay for all three years during your first year of law school, you have the option of paying only $60 for all three years of law school (only $20 per year). As an added bonus, once you are admitted to the bar, dues for your first year in the ABA Young Lawyers Division is waived. So that's four years of uninterrupted ABA membership for only $60.00.

 

Join Our 2010-2011
Leadership Team

Begin establishing your position as a leader in the legal profession while you're still in law school. The Law Student Division is now accepting 2010-2011 nominations and applications for over 100 leadership positions. Tell me more

 

Fellowships, Internships and Clerkships

Antitrust - Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project

Antitrust - Summer Fellowship Award

Business Law - Diversity Clerkship Program

Homelessness & Poverty - John J. Curtin Justice Fund Legal Internship Program

International Law - International Internship Program

Mental & Physical Disabilities Law - 2010 Spring and Summer Internships in ABA DC Office

Environmental Law - Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law

Criminal Justice - Internship Opportunities in ABA DC Office

 

Resume Building
Opportunities

Public Education: Make a Difference in the Life of a Teen

Tort Trial & Insurance Practice: Law Student Vice Chair / Liaison Program

 

Awards and Scholarships

Business Law

Environment, Energy & Resources Law

Mental and Physical Disability Law

 

Writing Competitions

Affordable Housing and Community Development Law

Environment Energy and Resources Law

Family Law

Lawyers' Professional Liability

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice

For a complete list of law student writing competitions, visit our Website

 

Attend Your Circuit
Circuit Spring Meetings
and Governor Elections

1st Circuit
March 6, 2010
New England School of Law
Boston, MA
Information to be released shortly

2nd Circuit
February 27, 2010
Pace University School of Law
White Plains, NY
Agenda and Registration Form

3rd Circuit
February 20, 2010
Penn State University
Dickinson School of Law
University Park, PA
Information to be released shortly

4th Circuit
February 13, 2010
National Advocacy Center
University of South Carolina School of Law
Columbia, SC
Agenda and Registration Form

5th Circuit
February 20, 2010
Mississippi College School of Law
Jackson, MS
Agenda and Registration Form

6th Circuit
February 13, 2010
Thomas M. Cooley Law School
Lansing, MI
Agenda and Registration Form

7th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Valparaiso University School of Law
Valparaiso, IN
Agenda and Registration Form

8th Circuit
February 20, 2010
University of Minnesota School of Law
Minneapolis, MN
Agenda and Registration Form

9th Circuit
February 6, 2010
Chapman University School of Law
Orange, CA
Agenda and Registration Form

10th Circuit
February 13, 2010
Kansas Association for Justice
Topeka, KS
Agenda and Registration Form

11th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Howard University School of Law
Washington, DC
Agenda and Registration Form

12th Circuit
March 6, 2010
University of Montana School of Law
Missoula, MT
Details to be released shortly

13th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Texas Wesleyan School of Law
Fort Worth, TX
Details to be released shortly

14th Circuit
February 13, 2010
Las Vegas, NV
Agenda and Registration Form

15th Circuit
February 27, 2010
Sandra Day O'Connor School of Law at Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ
Details to be released shortly

 

ABA Midyear Meeting
February 5-7, 2010
Orlando, FL

There is no registration fee to attend the Midyear Meeting at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Advance registration is now closed; however, attendees may register onsite at the meeting. Tell me more

Marketing Yourself in Today's Economy (2/4/10)

Public Interest Law Roundtable: Careers in Public Interest (2/4/10)

Overview of Careers in State and Local Government Law (2/4/10)

How to Get What You Want: Embracing the Art of Negotiation in Your Personal and Professional Life (2/5/10)

Fundamentals of Appellate Brief Writing (2/5/10)

Climbing the Ladder: How to Obtain a Leadership Position in the ABA YLD and the ABA (2/5/10)

New Developments in E-Discovery (2/5/10)

Speed Networking (2/5/10)

Smart Soloing: Success Strategies for Diverse Lawyers (2/5/10)

Inside the Supreme Court: The Personalities and Philosophies of the Justices (2/5/10)

The 5000 Year Old Formula: Negotiating from Moses to Next Monday Morning - The Rules Haven't Changed (2/6/10)

To purchase specially priced Disney Meeting / Convention Theme Park tickets, click here .

 

Entity Meetings

Administrative Law Lobbying Institute (2/17/10)

Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law (2/17-19/20)

28th Annual Water Law Conference (2/17-19/10)

14th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield (2/18-19/10)

24th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime (2/24-26/10)

5th Annual Homeland Security Institute (3/3-4/10)

ABA TechShow (3/25-27/10)

Equal Justice Conference (5/13-15/10)

39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law (3/18-21/10)

On February 11, 2009 the ABA Section of Science and Technology Law hosted a program entitled, Job Search Strategies for a Challenging Economy. which is now available via iTunes.

 

ABA Law School Visits

Labor and Employment Law

Section Officers Conference

Taxation

 

ABA Live Teleconference and Audio Webcasts

10 Questions that Lawyers Ask About a Job Search (1/21/10)

Creating a Culture of Inclusion (1/21/10)

Conflicts of Interest Update 2010 (1/26/10)

Developing and Maintaining an Entertainment Law Practice Anywhere (1/26/10)

Green Marketing: Everyone is Going Green, Are You? (1/28/10)

Ethics for Prosecutors and Defense Counsel in Investigations and Trials: An International Comparison (1/29/10)

The Status of the Death Penalty Worldwide (2/2/10)

The Lawyer as a Savvy Investor (2/3/10)

Current Issues in Mortgage Foreclosures (2/4/10)

(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Getting Retained in a Bankruptcy Case (2/4/10)

Dangerous Curves Ahead: When Legal Ethics and Technology Collide (2/23/10)

Survival Tactics in Contracting Times: Film and Television Transaction Realities in 2010 (2/25/10)

Beyond Gun Control: McDonald v City of Chicago and Incorporation of the Bill of Rights (2/25/10)

Anatomy of Business Law: Non-Profit Organizations (3/2/10)

Identification and Negotiation of Key Issues in Sport Sponsorship and Facility Naming Rights Transactions (3/24/10)

Tips on Securing a Job in Health Law (4/6/10)

Death of Major Label Distribution: Birth of DIY (5/28/2010)

Want to participate in an ABA CLE program but can't afford the tuition? Apply for a Scholarships for ABA CLE Programs from the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education.

 

ABA iPod Sales Discontinued

Effective immediately, the ABA Center for CLE has discontinued its line of preloaded CLE iPods and will not longer offer them. Pending orders will still be honored. The Center for CLE will continue to offer downloadable audio and video programs, sometimes referred to as podcasts. For questions, contact the ABA Service Center by email or at 800.285.2221.

 

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Attention
2010 Graduating
Law Students

Kaplan PMBR Bar Review: Receive a tuition discount of $100 off of Kaplan PMBR's full-service Complete Bar Review Course for your state or the Kaplan PMBR MBE Combination Course.  Receive $50 off of the MBE Foundation or Final Review course.  Tell me more

2009-2010 Law Student Health Insurance
The ABA Law Student Division offers students an opportunity to purchase health insurance, including their spouse/domestic partner and/or children. Law students currently enrolled in the Division's health insurance plan may extend coverage for up to one year after graduation, provided there is no break in coverage and the student meets all eligibility requirements. Note: Rates can be found on the enrollment form. Tell me more

 

Volunteer Income Tax
Assistance Programs

Volunteers help prepare basic income tax returns for low-income taxpayers and those with special needs. ABA Law Student Division groups at law school campuses are encouraged to establish a VITA site on their campus. Tell me more

 

VITA Discussion Board

Members involved in a VITA program at an ABA-approved law school may log on to our VITA webboard created as a medium for VITA volunteers and organizers to discuss all aspects of planning a VITA program, and to share best practices, challenges, coordination, marketing, and logistical considerations. Link me to the webboard

Other Items of Interest

List Serve for Law Students in Recovery: Law Students who are in recovery from alcoholism or drug dependency can communicate with other law students struggling with how to stay clean and sober through law school and related issues.  The ABA Commission on Lawyer Assistants Programs maintains a list serve for recovering law students.  If you are interested in joining this group online, contact Matthew Reel.

Law Practice Management - Law Practice Today: Free service highlighting new articles on a current legal topic. Also, each month, this publication provides articles related to legal marketing, management, technology, and finance issues. Stay tuned in to what is happening in the legal profession by signing up today. Tell me more

Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
2009-2010 National Law School Directory
Access information on ABA-approved law schools, their disability support services, as well as academic, co-curricular, and extra-curricular opportunities related to disability law and disability rights. Tell me more

Free Report - Employment of Law Students and Lawyers with Disabilities
Produced from the Second ABA National Conference on the Employment of Lawyers, with Disabilities, this report offers statistics, advice, and information for law students with disabilities in the profession. Tell me more

 

Keep Your Member Profile Up-to-Date

Has your address changed? Did you forget to pay your dues? Don't loose out on the valuable benefits of ABA Law Student Division membership because we can't find you. Log on to MyABA today and confirm that your dues are up-to-date and your profile is in order.

For assistance, contact the ABA Service Center via email or by phone at 800.825.2221.

 

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In the News

Haiti Relief Efforts
The Student Lawyer magazine is interested in learning whether any law students or law student organizations are coordinating, conducting, or planning any type of Haiti relief efforts. Please take a moment to canvass your student organizations. If you learn of something, please send a very brief description of the event along with a point of contact to John Barwell, Student Editor, Student Lawyer magazine.

ABA Washington Summary
The ABA Governmental Affairs Office offers ABA members an electronic daily legislative update service providing up-to-date information on congressional and executive branch activity with regard to legislative issues of interest to the organized bar. The contents of this publication do not necessarily represent the positions of the American Bar Association. Tell me more

TIPSter Now Available
The Fall Edition of the TIPSter, a law student newsletter published by the ABA Tort Trial and Insurance Practice Section (TIPS) is now available online.

 

Join Our 2010-2011 Leadership Team

Representing over 45,000 ABA Law Student Division dues-paying members is a significant responsibility and requires the commitment of our nation’s most talented and dedicated law student leaders. The over 100 leadership positions available for election or appointment entail interaction with practicing attorneys, advocating the needs of law students and helping shape ABA Law Student Division policy. The postmark deadlines are quickly approaching:

F ebruary 1, 2010

  • Law Student Division National Officers: Chair, Vice-Chair and Secretary-Treasurer (Elected)
  • Circuit Governors (Elected)
  • Student Editor (Appointed)
February 15, 2010
  • Law Student Division Liaisons to ABA Entities (Appointed)
  • National Student Directors for Law Student Division Competitions and VITA (Appointed)
  • Project Directors for the Law Student Division Mental Health Initiative and Veterans Advocacy Initiative (Appointed)

Nomination and Application Forms
All nominations for elected positions require the signature of your dean.

 

Resume Building Opportunities

Center for Public Education
Make A Difference In The Life Of A Teen - Give The Gift Of Time
Available in: Chicago, the Mississippi Gulf Coast, New Orleans, Providence and Washington, DC.
Application deadline: January 31, 2010
Do you or your classmates have a few hours to spare each month to make a difference in the life of a teen?  Championing Our Students (COS) is a law-related mentoring program that matches youth with legal professionals and law students to help foster young people’s understanding of the role of law in our society, while building skills and attitudes to enable them to succeed in school and life. Mentors communicate online with youth each week and meet once per month for a group event based on a law-related curriculum. Funded by the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Tell me more

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS)
Vice Chair and Liaison Program-Leadership Opportunities
Application deadline: March 2, 2010
Each year, TIPS chooses 4 students to serve as liaisons and 34 students to serve as vice-chairs to TIPS general committees. These valuable leadership opportunities allow you to meet and work with our nation’s best trial attorneys, enhance your resume, write for nationally-circulated publications and, most importantly, develop friends that will last throughout your legal career. Tell me more
Note: The TIPS Vice Chair and Liaison Program is separate from the Law Student Division Liaison Program.

 

Fellowships, Internships and Clerkships

Business Law
Business Law Diversity Clerkship Program
Application deadline: January 29, 2010

Designed to encourage law students to pursue business court clerkship opportunities and to consider careers in the practice of business law. Up to nine interns will receive a $6,000 summer stipend and placement in a business court clerkship. Tell me more

Antitrust
Janet D. Steiger Fellowship Project
Application deadline: February 5, 2010

Provides law students the opportunity to work in the consumer protection and antitrust departments of state and territorial Offices of Attorneys General throughout the United States. These paid Fellowships last for an eight-week period. Tell me more

Homelessness and Poverty
John J. Curtin, Jr. Justice Fund Legal Internship Program
Application deadline: March 26, 2010
Several law students who spend the summer months working for a bar association or legal services program designed to prevent homelessness or assist homeless or indigent clients or their advocates will receive a $2,500 stipend. The program provides much-needed legal assistance to organizations serving the under-represented and offers students direct experience in a public interest forum. Tell me more

ABA Commission on Mental and Physical Disability Law
2010 Spring and Summer Internships
Application deadline: Mid-December and Mid-April
Paid, volunteer, and for-credit internships are available during the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Duties include using Westlaw to research disability law issues, cite-checking cases and legislation, and assisting with various Commission projects. Tell me more

Antitrust Law
Summer Antitrust Law Fellowship Award
Application deadline: April 23, 2010

Created to provided unpaid summer employment opportunities within approved government agencies (federal, state, or international) for law students dedicated to the enforcement of antitrust laws, or other institutions whose primary mission is to advance the study of antitrust and competition law. Each Fellow will receive a gross award of $5,000 and may receive reimbursement for certain travel expenses. In addition, each Fellow will be assigned a Section of Antitrust Law Mentor who will monitor the Fellow's progress and meet with each Fellow several times throughout the summer months and be available to offer any assistance.  Tell me more

Environmental Law
Diversity Fellowship in Environmental Law
Application deadline: Varies by state

Designed to encourage disadvantaged or traditionally underrepresented law students to study and pursue careers in environmental law. Work on environmental justice is coordinated with not-for-profit organizations representing traditionally underserved groups, other not-for-profit environmental organizations, and local, state, and federal governmental organizations which provide placements for summer Fellowship recipients. For more information contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Criminal Justice
Internship Opportunities
Applications accepted year-round

Previous successful candidates spent a summer or semester in the Washington, DC offices of the Section assisting with criminal justice policy research, Section Committee projects, and various other activities. Tell me more

International Law
International Internship Program
Application deadlines vary by program
Designed to give law students the opportunity to apply for internships all over the world including Latin America, Europe and Asia. For questions, contact
Ingrid White, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of International Law, or Angela Benson, Section Membership Director. Tell me more

 

Awards and Scholarships

Business Law
CLEO Scholarship
Application deadline: January 29, 2010
Awards four to five $1,000 scholarships to CLEO Fellow Scholars selected from essay competition submission to attend the Business Law Section Spring Meeting. The CLEO Fellow Scholar must be a first or second year law student that participated in a CLEO pre-law summer institute program or a pre-law weekend program, is a member of the ABA Law Student Division and is interested in pursuing a career in business law. Tell me more

Mental and Physical Disability Law
Paul G. Hearne Award for Disability Rights
Entry deadline: April 1, 2010

This annual award is presented to an individual or organization that has made significant contributions to furthering the rights, dignity, and access to justice for people with disabilities. Law students are encouraged to nominate a professor or organization from their law school. Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
Law Student Environment, Energy, and Resources Program of the Year Award
Application deadline: April 23, 2010

Recognizes the best student-organized educational program or public service project that focused on issues in the field of environmental, energy, or natural resources law. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more.

 

Competitions

Standing Committee on Lawyers’ Professional Liability and Long & Levit LLP
Levit Essay Contest
Entry deadline: February 19, 2010

Award: $5,000 cash prize and an expenses-paid trip to the Spring 2010 National Legal Malpractice Conference in Washington, D.C., April 14-16, 2010
The legal writing contest, only open to law students and young lawyers who are members of the American Bar Association, encourages innovative and original research and writing on issues in lawyers’ professional liability. 
Tell me more

Tort Trial and Insurance Practice (TIPS)
Law Student Writing Contest
Submission deadline: March 1, 2010

Award: First prize includes $1,500 cash, airfare and hotel accommodations to the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA
Submit an essay addressing a current legal topic under the purview of one of the Section’s substantive law committees, and become eligible to win a number of great prizes!
Tell me more

Forum on Affordable Housing and Community Development Law
Law Student Writing Competition
Postmark deadline: March 12, 2010
Award: First prize includes $1,000 cash, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the 19th Annual Forum Conference, May 26-28 in Washington, DC and possible publication in the Journal of Affordable housing and Community Development Law

Open to ABA law student members enrolled in an ABA-accredited law school. Papers must be original, unpublished work, and may address any legal issue regarding affordable housing and / or community development law. Tell me more -- click on the link for " Writing Competition." For questions, contact Hilary Jaffe, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Forum Committee on Affordable Housing and Community Development.

Family Law
Howard C. Schwab Memorial Essay Contest
Entry Deadline: April 2, 2010
Essay Deadline: April 9, 2010

Award: Published in the scholarly journal, FamilyLaw Quarterly, notification to your dean, a certificate, a free one-year membership in the ABA Section of Family Law, and an invitation to attend the Section Annual Awards Luncheon at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.
Complete entry form by April 2, 2010, to receive an entry number. Essays are due April 9, 2010.  Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
5th Annual “Endangered Environmental Laws” Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: 5:00 PM ET - April 12, 2010.
Award: $2,000 cash prize and possible publication in the Environmental Law Reporter
ABA Law Student Division members are eligible to submit any relevant article, case comment, note, or essay addressing a topic related to recent developments or trends in U.S. environmental law that have a significant constitutional or “ federalism” component. For more information, contact Louise Yeung or click here.

Public Utility, Communications and Transportation Law
K. William Kolbe Law Student Writing Competition
Entry deadline: June 1, 2010
Award: $2,500 cash, a free membership in the Section for one year after graduation, airfare and hotel accommodations to attend the Section’s Fall Council Group Meeting.
Submissions should address current, general interest, legal topic which relates to a specific industry covered by the section. For questions, contact
Raiford Smith, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Public Utility. Tell me more

 

ABA Midyear Meeting Programs
February 5-7, 2010
Orlando, FL

There is no registration fee to attend the Midyear Meeting at the Walt Disney World Dolphin Resort. Advance registration is now closed; however, attendees may register onsite at the meeting.

ABA Section Officers Conference
Marketing Yourself in Today’s Economy (Luncheon Program)
Thursday, February 4, 2010 (12:00 Noon)
Barry University School of Law, 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
Hear from a panel of diverse and engaging lawyers who will provide valuable insight on where to look for jobs in tough economic times, what law firms are looking for in new associates, and how to get hired outside of traditional on-campus interviewing.

Division for Public Services
Public Interest Law Roundtable: Careers in Public Interest
Thursday, February 4, 2010 (2:00pm-3:30pm)             

Join a discussion with national and local panelists from the public interest, private, and non-profit sectors as they discuss the career paths and experiences that led them to the practice of public interest law, as well as recommendations for seeking employment in this field. Tell me more

State and Local Government Law
Overview of Careers in State and Local Government Law
Thursday, February 4, 2010 (4:00pm-6:00pm)             

A panel of state and local government lawyers and associates will discuss their career experiences. Get the inside scoop about one of the most diverse legal practice areas and the broad cross-section of legal disciplines. A networking reception will immediately follow the program. For more information, contact Marsha Boone (312.988.5649)

Young Lawyers Division
How to Get What You Want: Embracing the Art of Negotiation in Your Personal and Professional Life
Friday, February 5, 2010 (8:30am-9:30am)
Lawyers use negotiation techniques every day, against opposing parties in transactions and in litigation. Learn how to enhance your negotiating techniques and use them in other relationships: with clients, as employees or employers, and in your life outside the office.
Tell me more

Young Lawyers Division
Fundamentals of Appellate Brief Writing
Friday, February 5, 2010 (8:30am-9:30am)
Learn from two appellate judges and an experienced appellate practitioner, who will discuss what it takes to write an effective appellate brief.  The insights to be gained from the panelists will benefit both inexperienced lawyers looking to become better brief writers as well as experienced lawyers looking to hone their skills. 
Tell me more

Young Lawyers Division
Climbing the Ladder: How to Obtain a Leadership Position in the ABA YLD and the ABA
Friday, February 5, 2010 (9:45am-10:45am)
This program will provide an outline of ABA Young Lawyers Division (YLD) and ABA leadership. Past and present ABA and YLD leaders will explain the ABA and YLD leadership structure and provide information on the responsibilities of certain leadership positions.  This program is a primer on how to obtain leadership positions through the appointment and election processes.
Tell me more

Young Lawyers Division
New Developments in E-Discovery
Friday, February 5, 2010 (9:45am-10:45am)
Take home a snapshot of the current state of e-discovery law from the perspective of vendors, judges and lawyers. The program will conculde with the opportunity to ask questions about the current e-discovery landscape.
Tell me more

Young Lawyers Division
Speed Networking
Friday, February 5, 2010 (11:00am-12:00pm)
Bring your business cards and be prepared to talk-a lot!  A take off on speed dating, this program will provide a unique networking experience: young lawyers will meet seasoned attorneys and law students via four-minute one-on-one conversations.  The intervals offer enough time to make a strong introduction but eliminate a lengthy transition. So, brush your teeth, practice your smile, and get your “ elevator speech” in order. 
Tell me more

Center for CLE - Live Webcast from the Midyear Meeting
Smart Soloing: Success Strategies for Diverse Lawyers
Friday, February 5, 2010 (12:30pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

This program is designed to help the solo/small firm lawyer build the skills and have the confidence needed to operate a successful law practice, and to candidly address some of the barriers and opportunities faced by diverse lawyers. ABA President Carolyn Lamm is presenting this program as part of a series to address diversity from the perspectives of race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, and disability. Tell me more

Judicial Division
Inside the Supreme Court: The Personalities and Philosophies of the Justices
Friday, February 5, 2010 (4:00pm - 5:30pm)

Learn more about the Justices, the internal operations of the Courts, and the process of reviewing certiorari applications, conducting oral arguments and deciding argued cases. Speakers will discuss the backgrounds, experiences, personalities and judicial and personal philosophies of current and recent members of the Supreme Court. Tell me more

General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Practice
The 5000 Year Old Formula: Negotiation From Moses To Next Monday Morning – The Rules Haven’t Changed
Saturday, February 6, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm)

This fast paced 90 minute program is based on Lee Hetherington’s innovative law school course on negotiation. It provides a practical framework designed for lawyers engaged in both deal making and the settlement of litigation and other disputes.

 

Entity Meetings and Events

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
Lobbying Institute: Hot Topics for Lawyer-Lobbyists
February 17, 2010 (12:00 Noon - 4:00pm)
ABA Office, 740 15th Street, NW, Washington, DC
Panelists will discuss the Lobbying Disclosure Act of 1995, how to hire a lobbyist, professional responsibility issues for lawyer-lobbyists, and the scope of congressional and commission oversight investigations into lobbying activities. Tell me more

Health Law
Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law
February 17-19, 2010 ( Pointe Hilton Squaw Peak Resort, Phoenix, AZ)
An array of networking opportunities awaits you at the Emerging Issues Conference!  In addition to programming, luncheons, and receptions, you can meet with leaders of the Health Law Section during the Law Student Meet and Greet in the Chair’s Suite.  You will also have the opportunity to be paired with a Health Law Section leader to meet with you at the conference to answer any of your questions. Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
28th Annual Water Law Conference  
Law Student Volunteers Needed in Exchange for Free Admission

February 17-19, 2010 (San Diego, CA)
Volunteer application deadline: January 22, 2010

Volunteer opportunities and reduced registration rates are available to law students who wish to attend the 28th Annual Water Law Conference. As a volunteer your responsibilities will include assisting with some of the administrative tasks during event programming. Reduced rates are also available for law students who do not wish to volunteer. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

Criminal Justice
14th Annual National Institute on the Gaming Law Minefield
February 18-19, 2010
Green Valley Ranch Resort and Spa (Las Vegas/Henderson, NV)
Provides in depth coverage and discussion of the cutting-edge legal, regulatory and ethical issues confronting both commercial and Native American gaming. Attorneys, compliance officers, Native American leaders, regulators and legislators will all garner invaluable insights into current trends, opportunities and obstacles in the gaming industry. Tell me more

Criminal Justice Section
24th Annual National Institute on White Collar Crime
February 24-26, 2010
Eden Roc Renaissance Miami Beach Hotel (Miami, FL)

Focuses on numerous substantive topics including criminal antitrust enforcement, securities fraud, foreign corruption practices, environmental crime and ethical issues in white collar cases. Featured Keynote Luncheon Speaker: Honorable Lanny A. Breuer, Assistant Attorney General, U.S. Department of Justice. Tell me more

Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice
5th Annual Homeland Security Law Institute
March 3-4, 2010
Washington Convention Center (Washington, DC)

This program brings together more than 80 experts in Homeland Security, many of whom are current and former Department of Homeland Security officials, as well as the leading private practitioners and academics, for a two day in-depth series of CLE programs exploring current trends and emerging issues in homeland security law.  Tell me more

Law Practice Management
ABA TECHSHOW
March 25-27, 2010
Hilton Chicago (Chicago, IL)

Come to Chicago for the world's premier legal CLE technology Conference and Expo. ABA Law Student Division members receive a full conference pass for only $50 Tell me more

American Bar Association and the National Legal Aid & Defenders Association
Equal Justice Conference
May 13-15, 2010
Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort (Phoenix, Arizona)

Brings together all components of the legal community to discuss equal justice issues as they relate to the delivery of legal services to the poor and low-income individuals in need of legal assistance through plenary sessions, workshops, networking opportunities and special programming. Tell me more

Environment, Energy, and Resources Law
39
th Annual Conference on Environmental Law
Law Student Volunteers Needed in Exchange for Free Admission

March 18-21, 2010 (Salt Lake City, UT)
Volunteer application deadline: February 19, 2010

Volunteer opportunities and reduced registration rates are available to law students who wish to attend the 39th Annual Conference on Environmental Law. As a volunteer your responsibilities will include assisting with some of the administrative tasks during event programming. Reduced rates are also available for law students who do not wish to volunteer. For more information, contact Julie Connell at (312) 988-5625. Tell me more

 

Live Teleconferences and Audio Webcasts

Center for CLE - Career Productivity Series (Part II)
10 Questions that Lawyers Ask About a Job Search
January 21, 2010 (1:00pm-2:00pm Eastern Time)

Learn how to overcome career challenges during this volatile time how to identify job opportunities, utilize social media, and develop strategies for succeeding as a solo practitioner. This Career Productivity Series is provided on a complimentary basis to all ABA members. The cost of non-ABA members is $24.95. Programs will also be available as an MP3 Audio Download one week following the live program. Tell me more

Law Practice Management
Creating a Culture of Inclusion
January 21, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

This program will address the benefits of developing strong inclusive work cultures; strategies and tactics that create foundations for inclusiveness; skills that foster inclusive relationships, teams and organizations; and an action plan to begin implementation immediately. Tell me more

Center for Professional Responsibility
Conflicts of Interest Update 2010
January 26, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Conflicts of interest are a major concern for lawyers and law firms. A panel of experts will guide you through the basics of the conflicts rules and share recent developments in each of the areas discussed. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Developing and Maintaining an Entertainment Law Practice Anywhere
January 26, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Join the lively and informative discuss addressing the challenges and considerations for beginning entertainment lawyers and those considering entry into this area. Tell me more

ABA Center for CLE
Green Marketing: Everyone is Going Green, Are You?
January 28, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

"Green" is the new buzzword used to sell products. Learn about the laws that can apply if you are making "green" claims and discuss issues involving incorporating "green" into your brand. Tell me more

Antitrust Law - Tele-Seminar and Live Audio Webcast
Ethics for Prosecutors and Defense Counsel in Investigations and Trials: An International Comparison
January 29, 2010 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm Eastern Time)

An international panel will address ethics and disclosure obligations for prosecutors and conflict traps for defense counsel in multiple representation scenarios. Discover how these issues arise in government investigations and litigation and learn steps you can take to avoid finding yourself in ethical hot water. Tell me more

Center for CLE
The Status of the Death Penalty Worldwide
February 2, 2010 (11:30am-1:00pm Eastern Time)

Begin with a description of the historical underpinnings of the death penalty in a global context followed by a review of the current status within the United States. The program will conclude with a discussion of global trends away from the use of capital punishment. Tell me more

Senior Lawyers - Teleconference and Integrated Visual Webcast
The Lawyer as a Savvy Investor
February 3, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Lawyers frequently advise clients how to mange their investments, but many do not focus on what they can do to protect their own financial well-being. This program will focus on the issues practitioners should consider in their own financial affairs. Tell me more

General Practice, Solo & Small Firm - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Current Issues in Mortgage Foreclosures
February 4, 2010 (12:00 Noon-1:30pm Eastern Time)

A panel of experts will discuss what is happening today in mortgage foreclosure defense and how lawyers can use these defenses to protect clients and their assets. Tell me more

Business Law - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
(Almost) Everything You Need to Know About Getting Retained in a Bankruptcy Case
February 4, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

The process of being retained by a Chapter 11 debtor can be treacherous, steeped in practical and ethical quagmires. This program will focus on the ins and outs of the retention of professional in Chapter 11 cases, and outlines the steps to ensure the Bankruptcy Court will approve your retention in a Chapter 11 case. Tell me more

Science and Technology Law
Dangerous Curves Ahead: When Legal Ethics and Technology Collide
February 23, 2010 ( 1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)
Technology has transformed the practice of law, providing unprecedented access to information, streamlined workflow, and instantaneous and cost-effective communication. Discuss how lawyers who race to use the latest and greatest technology do not always realize the corresponding ethical and legal issues lurking around the next curve. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Survival Tactics in Contracting Times: Film and Television Transaction Realities in 2010
February 25, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Transactional lawyers tend to build on deal precedents and career success, but with an impaired economy and a severe contraction in traditional television and motion picture production and distributions, the " old ways" of doing business are no longer applicable. Learn how to spot the new issues and deal with the economics of this new world that requires and entirely different perspective. Tell me more

State and Local Government Law - Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast
Beyond Gun Control: McDonald v City of Chicago and Incorporation of the Bill of Rights
February 25, 2010 (1:30pm-3:00pm Eastern Time)

Having generated national media attention and overwhelming amicus participation, McDonald v. City of Chicago, is shaping up to be one of the most important cases of the U.S. Supreme Court’s term and could usher in a new era in constitutional jurisprudence. The case challenges a Chicago ordinance prohibiting possession of handguns in the home, but the issues at stake go far beyond the usual debate over gun control. The Supreme Court has been asked to overrule nearly 140 years of constitutional law and the selective incorporation doctrine. Each panelists has joined an amicus brief in the case and will discuss the positions of the parties and amicus, and will offer a preview of the oral arguments and the possible implications of the decision. Tell me more

Center for CLE - Teleconference and Live Webcast
Anatomy of Business Law: Non-Profit Organizations
March 2, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Panelists will introduce you to the important business law areas of non-profit organizations such as how to establish and form a non-profit, requirements for serving on a board of directors, and the personal and professional benefits of non-profit volunteering. Tell me more

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Identification and Negotiation of Key Issues in Sport Sponsorship and Facility Naming Rights Transactions
March 24, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Sponsorship and facility naming rights transactions play a crucial role in the world of sport for teams, arenas, stadiums, and their respective corporate partners. This program will focus on the key issues - both legal and business - involved in sport sponsorship and facility naming rights transactions, and on strategies for negotiation of these issues. Tell me more

Health Law - Career Teleconference Series
Tips on Securing a Job in Health Law
April 6, 2010 (4:00pm-5:30pm Central Time)

Panelists will share how they arrived at their current positions and will provide tips on what potential employers look for from new graduates. A free MP3 recording will be available for download on the Section's website following the call. For more information, contact Simeon Carson or Marisa Franchini, ABA Law Student Division Liaison to the Section of Health Law.

Forum on the Entertainment and Sports Industries - 2010 Teleconference and Live Webcast Series
Death of Major Label Distribution: Birth of DIY
April 28, 2010 (1:00pm-2:30pm Eastern Time)

Learn how technology is dramatically changing the landscape of the music industry, bringing an end to conventional distribution means, and causing traditional distribution revenue streams to dry up, while also creating dozens of new ways that artists can exploit their content across a variety of platforms. Tell me more

 

ABA Law School Visits

Labor & Employment Law
Careers in Labor and Employment Law
Winter and Spring Schedule

Learn about career paths in labor and employment law from seasoned attorneys. A panel of practitioners comprised of an employer lawyer, a union lawyer, a plaintiff’s lawyer, and a neutral participant will share their real-life experiences.

Loyola University-Chgo: 1/26/2010
Pace University: 2/1/10
Brooklyn Law School: 2/3/10
University of Denver: 2/4/10
Franklin Pierce Law School: 2/10/10
Southern Methodist: 2/17/10
University of Colorado: 2/23/10
Santa Clara University: 3/17/10
Sanford/Cumberland: 3/25/10
Stanford: 4/21/10

Contact your school's careers services office to RSVP for one of the above sessions. Students interested in scheduling a panel at their school should contact Tracey Moore.

ABA Section Officers Conference
Marketing Yourself in Today’s Economy (Luncheon Program)
Thursday, February 4, 2010 (12:00 Noon)
Barry University School of Law, 6441 East Colonial Drive, Orlando, FL
Hear from a panel of diverse and engaging lawyers who will provide valuable insight on where to look for jobs in tough economic times, what law firms are looking for in new associates, and how to get hired outside of traditional on-campus interviewing.

Taxation
Careers in Tax Law
Panels are presented by the section at various law schools around the country to introduce law students to career opportunities in the tax law area.  Panelists, representing private practice, the government, academia, and one of the big four accounting firms, share why they pursued a tax law career, pitfalls they may have encountered, and offer advice for pursuing a successful career. Q&As conclude each panel followed by a networking reception.  Tell me more


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